|Emily’s Dream (Orca 2005) — After the death of her parents, young Emily Carr chafes under the iron rule of her older sister Dede and dreams of becoming an artist. But in the 19th century, few people believe women can become artists, and Emily’s not sure she has the courage it will take to be one. This is the second of two novels based on the life of Canadian artist Emily Carr. For ages 8-11p
It is interesting to read about Emily Carr when she was young. This is a very good book and I highly recommend it.
– Emily, age 10
Awards and Recognitions
2006: CCBC Our Choice (see CCBC website)
illustration from Emily’s Dream